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Diversity Awareness Workshop Deadline is Dec. 7

November 29, 2018

Colleagues,

The deadline is approaching to apply for the January Diversity Awareness Workshop. Diversity, equity and inclusion education and professional development for employees are critical elements of UC Merced’s commitment to the Principles of Community.

I encourage all employees to consider attending this valuable training event from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. January 15 and 16. Online applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. Friday, December 7.

This workshop uses a variety of experiential exercises to help participants identify and appreciate individual and collective differences and strengths, as well as explore their own knowledge, attitudes and experiences around diversity, equity and inclusion. The course uses social justice concepts as its foundation as they relate to power, privilege and oppression on individual, institutional and societal levels. Sponsored by the Office of Campus Climate, University Ombuds, Social Justice Initiatives and Human Resources.

The workshop is a core course within the Diversity Awareness Certificate Program (DACP). Participants who complete both days of the workshop will receive a Diversity Awareness Certificate. When you complete the subsequent series workshops, you'll receive a badge that identifies you as a trained DACP ally.

For information on this event or the DACP, please email diversity@ucmerced.edu.

Sincerely,

Luanna Putney

Associate Chancellor and Senior Advisor to the Chancellor